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Griefers attack Epilepsy Foundation forums. Humanity reaches new low.

The internet: How can a medium so conceptually full of potential win attract so many people full of utter lose and fail? Wired reports that "griefers" (which is a polite euphemism, I suppose, for a term Weblogs Inc really wouldn't want me to use) lodged an attack on the non-profit Epilepsy Foundation last weekend. Epilepsy is one of those really fun conditions that can vary wildly in seizure type...

Twing: search engine for forum posts

Twing is a new search engine that indexes almost 5,000 online forums, on subjects ranging from the very general (arts and entertainment) to the extremely specific (Scottish Snooker). On top of its search features, it also has a 1990's-Yahoo!-style directory organized by topic, and a collection of trends and toplists called the Community Buzz Directory. Does Twing actually have a finger on the...

What's a troll to do now? Yahoo! News Message Boards taken offline

One aspect of the Yahoo! experience that always left me shaking my head is the News Message Boards. Easily accessible from a "Discuss" link at the bottom of news stories, it was the stomping grounds of trolls and other hate mongers with little to no social value, unless of course you are a troll. But now I say, "Hallelujah!" Break out the bubbly and do a little jig on the table because the powers...

Chinswing: mixing message boards and podcasting

As more and more computer users are adding microphones and webcams to their PCs for making phone calls, podcasts, or embarrassing videos to post online, the way we think about web content is changing. Cranky old man voice: Back in my day, I dialed up a BBS with a 2400-baud modem, and if I wanted to "talk" to someone, I'd post a message and wait for a response. Flash forward to 2006 and you've...

Upgrades to Yahoo! Finance Announced

Yahoo! announced in a press release that many long-awaited upgrades were soon to appear on Yahoo! Finance, albeit some only in beta form. Stock Charts - Google showed us that they could beat Yahoo! to the punch with their Ajaxy charting tools. Unfortunately for Google, the financial users are a pragmatic bunch and need more than the "kewl" factor to make them switch as indicated by Yahoo!...